Friday, 21 September 2018

Award-winning musical cabaret explains why ‘it’s okay not to be okay’

Award-winning musical cabaret explains why ‘it’s okay not to be okay’

AN award-winning theatre company is bringing its critically acclaimed musical cabaret about depression to Maidenhead and Reading next ...

 

Phil Beer’s band are all hands to the pump for Nettlebed gig

Phil Beer’s band are all hands to the pump for Nettlebed gig

NETTLEBED Folk Club patron Phil Beer is taking his band back on the road this autumn — starting with a concert at the village club on ...

 

Festival magic saw five-piece take off

Festival magic saw five-piece take off

THE folk scene’s equivalent of the Spice Girls are playing Nettlebed village club on Monday night. Back in 1995, five of the finest ...

 

Opera in a small space was as satisfying as on the big stage

Opera in a small space was as satisfying as on the big stage

I Capuleti e i Montecchi | Christ Church | Friday, October HENLEY’S Christ Church Centre seems an improbable venue for a staged opera, ...

 

Jazz newcomers are a big band but not a Big Band

Jazz newcomers are a big band but not a Big Band

AN 11-piece band led by the winner of the 2018 Kenny Wheeler Jazz Prize are playing the Progress Theatre in Reading on Friday, ...

 

Join your voice with choir’s

Join your voice with choir’s

ONE of the Henley area’s leading choirs has invited anyone who would like to have a go to “Come and sing with us.” The South Chiltern ...

 

Songs from the shows

A SINGING afternoon for women featuring songs from musical theatre will be held in Charvil tomorrow (Saturday). Choir director Suzanne ...

 

Musical really does feel like ‘the greatest story ever told’

Musical really does feel like ‘the greatest story ever told’

Jesus Christ Superstar | Progress Theatre, Reading | Wednesday, September 12 MUSICALS are rare at Progress, so I felt really excited ...

 

Bar made from shipping containers

Bar made from shipping containers

A FORMER music manager has started a new business buildings bars out of old shipping containers. Paul Carey, who lives in Reading Road,...

 

Guitar genius bringing ‘ghost of Hendrix’ to Reading bar

Guitar genius bringing ‘ghost of Hendrix’ to Reading bar

A FEMALE guitar prodigy, at 14 Chantel McGregor was told by major labels that she had a “great voice, but girls don’t play guitar like ...

 

Chamber musicians to weave their magic at hilltop church

Chamber musicians to weave their magic at hilltop church

THERE is something magical about hearing chamber music performed live and close up in a small venue, writes Anna Del Nevo. You may be ...

 

Keyed up for recital

Keyed up for recital

ONE of Henley’s leading concert pianists will be back in action next weekend following the success of her Wallingford series of winter ...

 

Folk ‘besties’ are going live with a long-awaited album

Folk ‘besties’ are going live with a long-awaited album

TWO Manchester musicians who have been best friends since childhood are bringing their first album together to Nettlebed village club ...

 

Bach... and beyond

THE Chiltern Arts festival is returning for an autumn weekend titled “Bach and Beyond” later this month. The first concert takes place ...

 

Opera mezzo’s wearing the trousers as Romeo

Opera mezzo’s wearing the trousers as Romeo

AN opera company that aims to give young singers a start is returning to Henley with an Italian take on the classic story of Romeo and ...

 

Purdy’s on bill at pub

Purdy’s on bill at pub

JAZZ diva Purdy, aka Rebecca Poole, will be playing a “home” gig at the Crooked Billet in Stoke Row later this month. The singer, who ...

 

You’ll never sing alone at workshop

THAMES Valley Chorus is holding a free singing workshop on Saturday, September 15, for male voices to sing some well-known football ...

 

Orkney pals have been growing up in public

Orkney pals have been growing up in public

TWO years on from the release of their debut album, Orkney folk favourites Fara have come a long way. Having previously won BBC Radio ...

 

Mozart in the barn will boost charities

Mozart in the barn will boost charities

SEPTEMBER is shaping up to be quite the month for opera lovers, with Fingest Great Barn Opera set to host two productions in aid of ...

 

Opera benefit

AN opera recital in Henley raised £1,000 each for two charities. Opera Prelude performed Thoroughly Modern Lillie at Peel Fold in Mill ...

 

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